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Zou Shiming Could Fight For IBF Title in November

Trailblazing two-time Olympic champion Zou Shiming of China is being fast-tracked towards a world title fight in November, less than two years after turning professional, a report said on Friday.

The two-time Olympic champion will draw closer to a title shot if he wins Saturday’s flyweight bout against Thailand’s Yokthong Kokietgym in Macau, the South China Morning Post said.

Top Rank's CEO Bob Arum said Zou, 32, was being lined up to fight International Boxing Federation (IBF) world champion Amnat Ruenroeng of Thailand “if everything goes to plan”.

 “We are not going to rush him towards a world title fight and then see he’s not ready,” Arum was quoted as saying. “When we see him fight on Saturday, we will have a better idea.”

Zou will have another fight lined up early this summer, in May. Zou’s late plunge into the pro ranks follows an amateur career in which he became China’s first Olympic boxing medallist, first world amateur champion and first Olympic champion.

Zou’s pro debut last April was only four rounds but he has progressed to eight against Yokthong, 19, his toughest opponent yet with 15 wins, including 11 knockouts, against three losses.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by CTC JOHNNY on 02-22-2014

If this guy fights for any belts it would be a disgrace to boxing!!!

Comment by NEETzsche on 02-22-2014

i like shiming, i think he looked like a pretty good pro in his last fight

Comment by Japanese Boxing on 02-22-2014

I wish this kid the best of luck, people don't dislike him, they dislike Arum. He's got a lot of work to go, but if you're hungry and willing to learn in this game you're gonna have my support one…

Comment by lillu89 on 02-22-2014

El Gallito Estrada will deliver an ass whooping on this kid.

Comment by Tobi.G on 02-22-2014

It is Zou "The shining Sun" Shining! Zou Shining! Shine like the Sun, Zou!

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